Monday, January 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

Monday, February 10, 2020

Pharmacy and Recreation and Leisure professors partner to improve rural health in southwestern Ontario

Profs. Feng Chang and Heather Mair with student researchers.

Profs. Feng Chang and Heather Mair with student researchers.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

RLS Alumnus named one of Canada's Top Fitness Instructors of 2019

Rosalie Brown

Fitness Instructor, Rosalie Brown (BA '85) adds another award to her trophy case as she has been named as one of IMPACT Magazine's Canada's Top Fitness Instructors of 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Study identifies way for employers to retain casual workers

Instructor demonstrating swimming to children.

Job enrichment may be an important tool for retaining seasonal frontline staff, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Larissa McLeod receives U SPORTS Gail Wilson Award

Larissa McLeod with her award

Fourth-year Recreation and Sport Business student and varsity field hockey player Larissa McLeod received the U SPORTS Gail Wilson Award last Thursday, October 31 at the U SPORTS Field Hockey award gala in Victoria, B.C. This award is given to a player who has contributed greatly to her sport, academics and greater community.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Two graduate students receive Mitacs Globalink research abroad awards

Congratulations to PhD student Haley Baxter and MA student Jordana Milne who received Mitacs Globalink Research Awards. The $6,000 award provides opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdorctoral fellows at Canadian universities to build international research networks and undertake research for 12-24 weeks at a university abroad.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Experiential learning grants received

Three faculty members who recently participated in the Waterloo ExL Institute - an intensive two-day retreat focused on the integration of experiential learning into courses and programs - received grants of up to $5,500 to assist with the implementation of experiential learning into their upcoming courses.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Voucher programs can help leverage participation in new sport opportunities

Wide angle view of Milton velodrome

Cities that want to get the best use of sport facilities built to host novel events might want to give out vouchers for free trials to spectators.

Friday, March 1, 2019

John (Can) Ergen wins the AHS heat in three minute thesis competition

Winter 2019 3 minute thesis competition competitor

Congratulations to John (Can) Ergen, a Masters of Recreation and Leisure Studies student, who placed first at the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition! He did an excellent job presenting his thesis titled “Choir Participation, Social Identity & Psychological Wellbeing”.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Waterloo leisure studies ranks first in Canada three years running

QS logo

The University of Waterloo continues to be the top school in Canada in hospitality and leisure management for the third consective year, according to UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world's largest higher education network.

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